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08 April 2020

COVID-19

(From ec.europa.eu ) At a time when COVID-19 is affecting the entire EU, the European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the COVID-19 outbreak to reinforce our public health sectors and mitigate the socioeconomic impact in the EU. We are mobilising all means at our disposal to help EU Member States coordinate their national responses. Go here for all the latest COVID-19 news from the Commission. Strong measures are being taken to limit the spread. The Commission is aware of the impact of border closures on the free movement of workers, and in particular, those who...
13 November 2018

Report on inequalities in access to healthcare across the EU released

The study, which includes country reports and a synthesis report, provides an overview of inequality in access to healthcare in 35 European countries - EU Member States as well as EFTA and enlarging countries - showing that important inequalities persist,...
08 June 2018

MobiliseSME: cross-border exchange platform benefits hundreds of small businesses and their employees

(From ec.europa.eu ) One project that has supported such cross-border exchanges is the EU-funded MobiliseSME project, a sort of “matchmaking platform” for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The premise of the project is simple: employees of SMEs take part in exchange placements to SMEs in other EU Member States. The aim is to expand their professional skill set, gain international experience and exchange best practices. Employers, meanwhile, are able to develop the skills of their staff and open up new opportunities with foreign partners, while learning from the outside perspectives...
11 September 2018

Be your own boss: Entrepreneurship and the EU

(From ec.europa.eu ) The crisis in Europe has highlighted the importance of self-employment as an opportunity for those without work. This is especially true in EU Member States that have been most affected by the economic crisis and where traditional jobs are in short supply. A new business may create jobs for others, lead to new skills, and may even give unemployed and vulnerable people a chance to contribute to society and the economy. With this in mind, the European Commission’s support strategy for entrepreneurship and self-employment has three focal points. Start-ups by the unemployed...

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